Rhenus E/Eb

The soloist Instrument

With its lightness, slenderness and bouncyness the Rhenus E/Eb trumpet is the ideal  soloists instrument. Especially for the concerts of Hummel, Haydn and – the former also in the original tuning E.

It is available in E or Eb separately but also as the combined E/Eb instrument. In order to switch between E and Eb the bell as well as the 1st and 3rd slide are exchanged. Due to the bent leadpipe the bell serves as a tuning bell.

  • Hand-hammered brass bell with a diameter of 122 mm made of one-piece, wall thickness 0.45 mm
  • Mainz rim
  • Valve section in brass with air flow-optimized MAW stainless steel valves
  • Valve buttons with mother-of-pearl inserts
  • Bore: 11.5 mm
  • Tuned via tuning-bell
  • Water key on the 3rd valve slide

Simon Höfele

Simon Höfele

Galileo’s Eb trumpet is the first trumpet in this key, on which I felt comfortable right away.

Immediately the sound and the playing behavior convinced me. Of course I ordered the trumpet immediately for myself and another for my students!

Jürgen Ellensohn

The Rhenus Series

With the Rhenus, we have broken new ground in search of a universally applicable, yet characteristic timbre. The usual great intonation and responsiveness of a Galileo was combined with the wonderfully coloured and under-the-skin sound of well-known vintage models. Thus, the traditional appearance was enriched with fresh influences. New bell shapes were oriented after vintage models. This was combined with a reversed leadpipe architecture for good airflow. Turned outer slide legs give a traditional mass distribution, but without the inherent stresses of soldered flanges. The Rhenus series is the modern classic at Galileo.

The Rhenus Series

With the Rhenus, we have broken new ground in search of a universally applicable, yet characteristic timbre. The usual good intonation and responsiveness of a Galileo was combined with the wonderfully coloured and under-the-skin sound of well-known vintage models. Thus, the traditional appearance was enriched with fresh influences. New bell shapes were oriented after vintage models. This was combined with a reversed leadpipe architecture for good airflow. Turned outer slide legs give a traditional mass distribution, but without the inherent stresses of soldered flanges. The Rhenus series is the modern classic at Galileo.